How to Increase Your Home's Value

Real Estate

How to Increase Your Home's Value ~ Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:

  • Minor kitchen remodel (88%)
  • Bathroom remodel (85%)
  • Major kitchen remodel (81%)
  • Family room addition (80%)
  • Deck addition (77%)
  • Master suite (75%)
  • Attic bedroom (74%)
  • Siding replacement (73%)
  • Window replacement (69%)
  • Home office (55%)
  • Projects that may increase your home’s value include: Jacuzzi (4 jets or more); permanent hot tub; in-ground pool; security system; sprinkler system; substantial out buildings; and vaulted ceilings. These may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.
  • l Remodel with mass appeal in mind.
  • l Use durable, quality materials.
  • l Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.